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No, that doesn’t mean people are going out without underwear on.
The ‘no pants trend’ is what it’s being referred to en masse, likely thanks to the fact that it’s American it-girls like Bella Hadid, Tessa Thompson and Kendall Jenner who are spearheading the trend.
Think ‘pants’ as in the American word for trousers… not your knickers.
Maybe it’s a natural progression from popular, leggy moments like that Miu Miu micro skirt.
Maybe it’s an offshoot of the current trend we’re seeing for nearly-naked glamour.
Or maybe Bella Hadid wearing boxers, a Lego t-shirt and socks with Uggs is more to do with, as trend forecaster Agustina Panzoni predicted in one of her many fascinating TikTok videos, the rise of ‘meta cringe’.
Regardless of why this trend has reared its head, we’ve been noticing a marked decrease in the number of trousers and skirts gracing the limbs of models and fashionistas all winter.
Meanwhile, at the latest Fashion Weeks around the world, we’ve seen variations of trouser-free looks both on the street and the catwalks.
Yes, it looks chilly, but it’s oh-so-chic.
Tights, socks and boots might cover the legs, but the lack of trousers and traditional skirts has been spotted everywhere on the fashion scene this winter.
Want to recreate the look? Add these picks to your basket and leave the trousers at home.
Shop the look
Sheertex tights, £69
If you’re going trouser-free at this time of year, it’ll help to have an extra-sturdy pair of tights on.
ASOS DESIGN boxy oversized grandad blazer, £40
Why not opt for an oversized blazer big enough to fit like a dress as a more subtle take on the trend?
ASOS DESIGN oversized shirt, £30
Similar logic can be applied to this super-cute oversized shirt – you could even layer the blazer with the shirt for a preppy fit with a twist.
Calvin Klein boxers, £33
If you want to be super bold with your look, why not take your underwear out like Bella Hadid?
Airlift record-breaker boyshort
If you don’t feel like baring your knickers to the world, you can layer up with these very cute micro-shorts for a little extra security.
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